"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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May 28, 1926 adapt [sic, = atap (Malay)]

Atap (in Malay/Indonesian) refers to palm or pandanus leaves folded onto crosspieces, commonly used for roofing material (like large shingles) throughout Indonesia.


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